1 Timothy 5:9
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New International Version
No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,

New Living Translation
A widow who is put on the list for support must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband.

English Standard Version
Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband,

Berean Study Bible
A widow should be enrolled if she is at least sixty years old, the wife of one man,

Berean Literal Bible
Let a widow be enrolled, being not less than sixty years old, the wife of one man,

New American Standard Bible
A widow is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,

King James Bible
Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No widow should be placed on the official support list unless she is at least 60 years old, has been the wife of one husband,

International Standard Version
A widow may be put on the widows' list if she is at least sixty years old and has been the wife of one husband.

NET Bible
No widow should be put on the list unless she is at least sixty years old, was the wife of one husband,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore you shall choose a widow who is not less than sixty years old, who had one husband,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Any widow who had only one husband and is at least 60 years old should be put on your list [of widows].

New American Standard 1977
Let a widow be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let a widow be placed on the list being not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,

King James 2000 Bible
Let not a widow be put on the list under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

American King James Version
Let not a widow be taken into the number under three score years old, having been the wife of one man.

American Standard Version
Let none be enrolled as a widow under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let a widow be chosen of no less than threescore years of age, who hath been the wife of one husband.

Darby Bible Translation
Let a widow be put upon the list, being of not less than sixty years, [having been] wife of one man,

English Revised Version
Let none be enrolled as a widow under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

Webster's Bible Translation
Let not a widow be taken into the number under sixty years old, having been the wife of one man.

Weymouth New Testament
No widow is to be put on the roll who is under sixty years of age.

World English Bible
Let no one be enrolled as a widow under sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,

Young's Literal Translation
A widow -- let her not be enrolled under sixty years of age, having been a wife of one husband,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:9-16 Every one brought into any office in the church, should be free from just censure; and many are proper objects of charity, yet ought not to be employed in public services. Those who would find mercy when they are in distress, must show mercy when they are in prosperity; and those who show most readiness for every good work, are most likely to be faithful in whatever is trusted to them. Those who are idle, very seldom are only idle, they make mischief among neighbours, and sow discord among brethren. All believers are required to relieve those belonging to their families who are destitute, that the church may not be prevented from relieving such as are entirely destitute and friendless.
Study Bible
Support for Widows
8If anyone does not provide for his own, and especially his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 9A widow should be enrolled if she is at least sixty years old, the wife of one man, 10and well known for good deeds such as bringing up children, entertaining strangers, washing the feet of the saints, imparting relief to the afflicted, and devoting herself to every good work.…
Cross References
Luke 2:36
There was also a prophetess named Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was well along in years. She had been married for seven years,

1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 5:16
If any believing woman has dependent widows, she must assist them and not allow the church to be burdened, so that it can help the widows who are truly in need.
Treasury of Scripture

Let not a widow be taken into the number under three score years old, having been the wife of one man.

a widow. See on ver.

1 Timothy 5:3,4 Honor widows that are widows indeed…

taken. or, chosen. under.

1 Timothy 5:11,14 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton …

Luke 2:36,37 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of …

having.

1 Timothy 3:2,12 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

1 Corinthians 7:10,11,39,40 And to the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the …

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